Francesco Bellina (1989) is a freelance photographer based in Palermo.
He works on documentary and contemporary photography, prefering political, social and economic issues.
He is attended a course on photoediting at Officine Fotografiche, in Rome.
In 2016 he was nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.
Some of his pictures have been published by The Guardian, Le Monde, Internazionale, L'Espresso, Repubblica and others.
2016 - WPP Joop Swart Masterclass (nominated)
Four Rom women who were arrested on Friday and taken to the detention centre in Rome have been released, and are heading back to Palermo.
Three of them were born and raised in Palermo, and have never set foot in the state to which they were apparently to be deported, Serbia, a state which does not even recognise their own nationality.
The fact that there was an immigration raid on Friday morning on the Rom camp however, a site which was given to the community by the local council in 1991, indicates the violent and racist direction of Italian politics at the moment.
Party for elections, New Patriotic Party of Ghana.
Palermo, February 2017
A man believed to be one of the world’s most wanted people smugglers, whom British police claimed to have helped to arrest and extradite to Italy, seems to have said this week that he remains at large and that an innocent man was seized and extradited in his place.
Palermo, January 2017.
Mered Medhanie Yerego or Medhanie Tesfarmariam Berhe? The man is in prison, accused of being one of the most powerful human traffickers in the world. Or, perhaps, it's just an innocent finished in a crazy story.